Music is 10% exhilaration and 90% utter disappointment.
If you never try, you'll never know what you are capable of.
It's not what you play but what you leave out that makes the difference.
You only can live on adrenaline for so long; one thing is for sure, it doesn't pay the bills.
The white man landed; need the rest be told? The new world stretch'd its dusk hand to the old.
John Barrow in The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of HMS Bounty (1831)
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One moment you appear to be riding the crest of a wave, only to have the rug pulled away from you, bringing you back down to earth with a sickening thud.
People assume that because you have graced the same stage as the star act, in front of thousands, you must be reaping similar financial rewards. This is a complete fallacy.
One lapse of judgment can cost and talent isn't everything. A huge slice of good fortune in needed to make it to the top, and without that element of luck, you've no chance.
Releasing a record is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the promotion of the product, but you have to play the game if you are to have a chance of competing in the market place.